Andrew, UK: Villa Le Colline

Just the best family holiday we have had. The house is gorgeous with comfortable bedrooms. Swimming pool is large and well looked after with enough sun loungers for everybody. the tennis court is in good condition and the floodlights make playing in the evening when its cooler amazing.

Polly, USA: Villino Montisi

This is a darling little house in a perfect setting. It is in the coutryside with lots of privacy but it is still an easy walk into town where you can get everything you might need. With two bedrooms and two baths we found it a perfect house for two friends to share. While it can sleep up to six the common space is very small which I would find a problem on rainy days when one would not be able to spill out onto the patio. But for us two it was perfect. I love this house and look forward to returning to it.

Philip, UK: Villino Laura

We received a very nice welcome from the Owners on arrival. A very pleasant & clean cottage with 2 nice bathrooms, ours was a very comfortable bed with good linen and towels, also a good size lounge, outside a pleasant garden and lovely pool, with very comfortable sunbeds, plenty of space for parking . The location is rural but not always peaceful due to traffic noise from the road outside and we also happen to be there when the surrounding fields were harvested, causing the usual dust and noise. It is however a very good location for travelling in and around the Cortona area. There were no instruction manuals for the equipment e.g. Microwave, washing machine, dishwasher etc so we figured most of it out ourselves but others may have had some difficulty with this. Throughout our stay the Owners were helpful and pleasant when contacted or visiting and we did enjoy a nice holiday here.

Christina, Australia: Casa Oliveto

Casa Oliveto was a perfect place for seven Australians to enjoy a holiday together. Our hosts Kathy and Eric Lyons were very generous towards us and helpful in many ways. We especially loved the village of Castelmuzio with its very friendly inhabitants who were always willing to help us and eating at the two restaurants. The day of the Festa was great fun and I did the walk to Sant Anna in Camprena with the locals enjoying a fest there. followed by lunch and music back in Castelmuzio where we met the mayor! Through Kathy and Eric we were able to visit local farmers and learn about their way of life.We thought all the villages like Montisi, Petrol and Trequanda were enchanting and so easy to drive to. we went on day trips to Siena, Pienza, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Montacilno, Radicofani, San Quirico, Bagno Vignoni, La Foce, Monte Olivetti Maggiore, Sant'Antimo, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. All these places were easy to drive to and the scenery was fantastic. It is a most beautiful part of the world. Those of us who were able to hike - walked to Montisi, Petroio , Santa Anna in Camprena, and around Montisi departing from near Montefeltre. Sometimes we drove to Pienza and hiked to Bagno Vignoni or San Quirico from there. We had great time in the garden of Casa Oliveto and sat looking at the lovely views sipping local wine every evening before going out for a meal or enjoying a home cooked meal. It was a lovely holiday and we are planning to come back.

Brendan, USA: Villa Il Forte

Everything about our stay at the villa was amazing. We were a big group with kids but there was plenty room, food and wine. Located about 30minutes from Florence, an hour from San Gimignano and less than two hours from Pisa. The setting for the villa on a hill top in San Donato, especially the view from the pool, was perfect. The options the villa offers just for eating ranged from outside, relaxed near the kitchen to formal sit down. The staff from the kitchen to the cleaning crew were terrific; friendly and informative.

Karen, USA: Villa Il Forte

We searched through approximately 40 houses before deciding on Villa Il Forte and we are so glad we did. We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday at Villa Il Forte with four families including 10 children (all under 9 years old) for one week in early July. Everyone was very happy with the accommodations and we all had plenty of room. Every bedroom is lovely and includes a private bathroom (even better than the photos). The pool is gorgeous and suited our big group perfectly. The dining room can seat more than 20 people and the beautiful outdoor terrace can seat about 16. The kitchen is modern and convenient to the terrace for outdoor dining. Additional space includes a billiards room, quiet room with round table that could be used for those who need to work remotely or big card games, sitting room with TV, den with TV, and breakfast room off the kitchen that seats 10+. One of the families in our group with four young children (including a baby) were very comfortable in the annex on the property which is also beautiful and spacious (the managers were very accommodating in bringing in a cot and crib to the annex). The villa's proximity to Firenze is perfect, allowing short visits to the city as well as easy exploration of Toscana's gorgeous countryside. We all traveled into Firenze multiple times, we did short trips to areas like San Gimignano and Fiesole, and we did a full day of wine touring in Montalcino and Montepulciano. The villa's location is absolutely perfect for a group that wants to see and do a lot. It is also ideal for relaxing days by the pool, enjoying a long lunch on the terrace and afternoon siesta. We dream of returning to Villa Il Forte one day soon!

Judith, UK: Villa Brunello

Hi, Yes unfortuantely we are home. We had one of our best Tuscan holidays everyone enjoyed it. The villa was lovely and the setting with the views was perfect. The pool was further away from the villa than we expected, as we had two young boys with us, but it did not spoil the holiday at all. Michela was a perfect host, the villa was stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables and all that we needed regarding the basics. A compilmentary bottle of wine was given to us to try and another from their latest vintage. My son and his friend went over the the cellar a few times and found the experience very helpful as they both work in the wine industry. It is the best villa that we have had in Tuscany. We will be visiting again next year but possibly in September so please keep us updated on any new properties. We would book Villa Brunello again, but next year their may only be 4 of us. Thank you for all your help with our villa booking and we will definitely use Intuscany again. Many thanks

Toma, Serbia: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Dear, we spent very good times in your accommodation and we didn't have any remarks, except mosquitoes and little problem with WiFi, which was solved very quickly. Everything was clean and arranged with taste, inside and outside, our housekeeper was kind and helpful, like other Italians we met. We were there for the second time and we know it will not be the last. Best regards from the whole group.

Adrian, Australia: Villa Cortona

Hello Manola and Paolo, Thank you so much for assisting us finding such a wonderful place. The eight of us had an unforgettable week Cortona itself is a great town with brilliant restaurants and shops and friendly locals. There are, typically, plenty of historical sights in and around the town. The villa was splendid!!! Everything you would expect Tuscany to be, the house and the view were “picture perfect” The owner, Manuela was likewise great. She would be there as much or as little as we required. We all enjoyed her insights into the local area, the sights to see, the history and restaurants to try. She was helpful with any assistance we required. Thanks again, Kind Regards,

Anna F, United States: Villa Il Forte

We have just returned from a week long stay at Villa Il Forte. There were 13 people in our group and we had a great time! We wish we didn't have to come back. The villa is incredibly spacious and very well laid out. The villa has 6 bedrooms in the main house and 2 in the dependence. The rooms are nicely spread out among the house. There are also a number of communal spaces in the house for the group to hang out, relax, and eat. The pool area is absolutely gorgeous and a perfect place to hang out, take in the amazing view and enjoy. The staff at intuscany is equally fabulous. They are incredibly helpful and are very responsive to questions and inquiries. They also provided amazing recommendations and happily helped us make reservations for various excursions. They helped ensure this was a trip of a lifetime!

Christian, Switzerland : Villa al Pozzo

What a great stay! The house is even better than on the pictures! We loved...everything about it! The surroundings, the pool, the numerous terraces, the huge bedrooms...Everything :) Oh and we recommend the cooking lessons with Alessandro the "Tuscan Chef". We learned a lot and shared a great meal! Hope we'll be able to come back soon!

Pablo, Argentina: Villa Le Contesse

Dear Manola, we indeed had a great time at Villa Serena. Getting there was easy and communications with the owner went fine during our stay. The house and the surroundings were exactly as advertised. The dinner with the chef was unforgettable and we enjoyed Cortona and all the nearby art cities. Thank you for your services and we will recommend InTuscany to friends. best regards,

Una, Ireland: Villa Valentina

Hi Manola, We had a wonderful holiday in Villa Valentina, Iano. The Villa was very special, very clean and well equipped. Manuela was always available to provide information on the local area amenities and places of interest to visit. We would certainly recommend you to any friends travelling to Italy. Many thanks for your help in choosing my special holiday. Regards

Frank, Nederland: Podere Montauto

Hello Manola, It's very busy, so in short: we had a wonderful time. I will surely recommend this to others. Maybe one suggestion: wifi all over the area (is being worked at) Very kind people! Kind regards and maybe you can sent us a reminder of your site every start of May, that's when we start planning normally. Kind regards and thanks again for helping us finding a nice place to stay.

Kristine, USA: Villa La Veduta

Hello from Maine! We had the most incredible stay at Villa La Veduta with our 16 friends. It is a gorgeous Villa that is close to everywhere in Tuscany. The hosts, Cristina and Enzo were amazing. They took special care of us and cooked us dinner on arrival and often stopped by with morning pastries. We were enchanted by the accommodations and everyone was delighted with their room and the spectacular views. Cristina and Enzo were available for all our questions and needs. We hated to leave. Thank you so much for your facilitation in connecting us with this perfect spot. Best, Kristine

Stela, Brazil: Villa Virginia

Hello, my holiday in Tuscany was great and everything was amazing. I'm thankful. Greetings from us all.

Rod, Canada: Villa Le Contesse

Sorry, not a Facebook member so can’t access but let me say that the property was great and exactly as promoted, which is extremely positive in today’s market. I’d also like to compliment you on your excellent and attentive customer service – information was always clear and detailed and any inquiries responded to with remarkable speed and precision! Congratulations on a great service and we will be back for another round in the future!

Toma, Serbia: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Our stay in Borgo dei Sette Tigli was unforgettable and we did not have any serious complaints (except problems with Wi-Fi). We have already recommended it to our friends, but we will certainly come next year.

Deb and Richard, USA: Villa Arpicella

Dear Luciana, thank you for a wonderful vacation at possibly the most beautiful place on earth. We will never forget your villa! It was great to have dinner at your beautiful home and to taste the local Italian food and wine. Thank you for your warm hospitality. We hope to come back some day.....

Nynke, Germany: Villa Arpicella

Dear Luciana, thanks a lot for all the lovely things: the use of the nice house and wonderful garden, your hospitality and kindness and the very good dinner. We have had a very pleasant time here, the country is so beautiful we have enjoyed it very very much!

Jan and Ron, Australia: Villa Arpicella

Hello Luciana! We had a great holiday and staying at the villa was a highlight for us, especially meeting you and your charming family.

Jane and Lynn, Canada: Villa Arpicella

We're having a wonderful time: the house is so peaceful and the garden lovely. Thank you for the olive oil, we shall enjoy it!

Maurits, Belgium: La Leopoldina

Hi Manola, yes we are all safely home after a great experience. The villa was just super, everything we hoped for, situated in superb scenery in a protected area we could indeed enjoy and relax. We visited some great cities,Florence of course and Siena,Pisa and Lucca,even Greve in Chianti lovely and tasty! Only one minor point,that country road leading to the villa really needed repairs! However that very friendly Lady that came to see us one day (the owner I believe?) told us little could be done about it cause it was entirely up to the province well if the province allows building in a certain area,they should maintain the infrastructure! It was my first time in your beautiful country Manola,and I’m sure to come back.

Simon, UK: Villa Le Contesse

Hi, Everything went smoothly, had a great time - only downside was that the time went too quickly. Regards

Hans and Monique, Holland: Casina di Coreglia

Dear Croci Manola and Lazzari Paolo, we had a wonderful time in Coreglia Antelminelli and were very sorry to leave. The house was just perfect! Wonderfully decorated and with a wonderful swimming pool, exactly what we wanted. The village of Coreglia was very charming. We met many nice people and although we don't speak Italian we did have some nice contacts. We ate many times at l'Archile, just behind the house and drank many coffee's in the 3 bars. Also we made some wonderful trips to Florence, Lucca, Barga and many surrounding hilltop villages. We have already forgotten that the weather wasn't always as good as we hoped. We have been to Tuscany before but didn't know the Garfagnana area. It's just wonderful. We will certainly go back in the future. Kind regards,

Bronwen, South Africa: Villa Fonte

We had the most wonderful stay at Villa Fonte! The house is magnificent, has been built and decorated with great care and taste, and is perfectly situated from the nearby village. Francesco and Silva ensured that everything worked seamlessly for us and Francesco cooked – and, taught us how to make – the most delicious meals! It was a delight and pleasure to be there and a truly memorable holiday was enjoyed with our family. Our only disappointment was when we had to leave!

Nathalie, Canada: Villa Le Tolfe

Hi, Thank you for the email. We are still traveling in italy. We started in tuscany, stayed a few days in corniglia and now en route to rome. The villa was everything we needed. It was older than I thought but we are used to everything being modern in canada. The villa was clean, the pool was perfect, and Jacopo was very helpful. The only suggestion I have is to write down on the driving instructions that the villa is the first one on the left right after the church. It took us a long time to find it the first time. The view was beautiful at the villa and tuscany was more beautiful than I imagined. Thank you very much for your help!

Diane, UK: Villa Valentina

Hi, we had a fabulous week, the directions were easy to follow and we were able to fine the villa easily even arriving in the evening. Manuela was very helpful and waited cheerfully for our late arrival and was always available to answer queries etc. the location of the villa was ideal in a small village with a shop and 2 restaurants which we used. It was in a good location to visit Siena and San Gimangio and we used the train to get to Florence. The villa was beautifully furnished and the kitchen was well equipped. A larger central lounge where all of us could have sat inside of an evening would be our only improvement. The garden was beautifully presented and equipped and the views were stunning. A beautiful location to relax and unwind and to visit local tourist spots. Would recommend to others The help provided from InTuscany was invaluable and the prompt and personal responses were appreciated, would definitely use your company again. Thanks for helping us have a memorable holiday!

Paul, Australia: Villino Montisi

Our stay in Villino Montisi was fantastico! By the way we did find Wi-Fi also at Mama's and was very nice sitting with a glass or two of a lovely Monte Isi rosé. Have you tried? Is made in Montisi and excellent. Bought 6 bottles to go.

Bridget, USA: Villa Corti

Hi there, Our trip was absolutely incredible and Villa Corti was everything and more than we imagined. We rented a car so driving through some of the smaller towns in Tuscany were challenging. We saw Florence (only a small part), Greve in Chianti, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra and Siena. One day, we did a small portion of the Chianti wine trail. It was absolutely spectacular. When we arrived at Villa Corti, the owner Marco was very helpful and went over everything with us. Our trip was fantastic and I will use your company again when I go back to Italy. Thanks.

Stephane, Belgium: Villa Le Crete

Great location, nice people, super holiday.

Elaine, UK: Villa Rovezzano

We stayed here for a week and it was fantastic! We really hope to return again. Location is perfect, you can reach Florence by bus (bus stop a few minutes walk from villa) or by taxi, it's only a ten minute journey. The pool at this villa is immense and very private. There is a beautiful treed driveway into this property and the property itself is very secluded which was perfect. The owners are wonderful and so helpful. We spent many days by the pool and barbecued at the villa one or two evenings. Grocery store and some restaurants are close by. Decor is traditional with some modern twists. A warning though for anyone going to florence in July is to take plenty of good strong insect repellent. We actually did this but could still not avoid being bitten. I have to say the owners were more than the perfect hosts. They even posted us a pair I'd sunglasses we left behind and would not take any money for doing this. So kind of them. This property has the best of both worlds - you can relax in its lovely location but you will not be far from Florence!

Karine, Denmark: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

We all had A great time in borgo dei sette tgli montepulciano. As we were A Big family it was especially nice to have all 5 app's. The children enjoyed the pool and we made several short tours to the towns in the neighborhood. The weather was warm and Sun and we were not much inside the App.s but thet were all very Nice and comfortable. We had a fine holyday and can recommend the place.

John, USA: Villa Le Contesse

Manola, I wanted to share with you what a wonderful experience we had at Villa Le Contesse in Cortona. From the moment we first spoke to you on the phone to the time we said goodbye to the owner, Vittorio, we felt like we were being treated like royalty. You made sure to attend to every detail and made us feel right at home. The villa was spectacular. The peace and serenity looking out over the countryside was something very special to experience. Our kids enjoyed the pool as well. Cortona was a great base from which to make day trips to places such as Montalcino, Siena, Lago de Travino and Florence. I would highly recommend InTuscany to anybody. We definitely plan to come back. Thanks again, Manola, for making this an unforgettable experience Best Regards,

Genevieve and Dick, USA: Podere Erica

We enjoyed our experience at Podere Erica. The villa was as described and not only beautiful, but immaculately maintained. The arrangements for the grocery delivery and the welcome snacks and arrival dinner were perfect and enabled us to settle in on our first night with no discomfort. The extra attention to the driving directions were perfect and everyone found the Podere with little or no problem which made everyone happy after long journeys from other parts of Italy and the USA. The only issue that we all agreed on is that Vanessa was quite overwhelmed with laundry and barely able to finish from day to day. This was in no way her fault, but the Italian washers and dryers are not up to the hard use with so many towels and sheets. My brother-in-law’s daughter has a bed and breakfast in the Piedmonte region of Italy. She has recently engaged a commercial laundry service to do the sheets and towels and this has been very successful in easing the work load for all concerned. We would love to return and enjoy another week at Podere Erica in the future!

Raymond and Marja, Netherlands: Villa La Capannina

Hallo, we found your mail, when we were already at home. We had no difficulty finding La Capannina after being travelling already for 2 weeks by car in Italy. We want you to know that we had a very nice stay there and we think it is a beautiful place, very well managed. We want also to thank you for your good service. Greetings

Anonymous, UK: Villa La Capannina

The website does not do this place justice. It is decorated to a high standard, is clean and tidy and fully equipped with large rooms - we stayed in Il Fienile. The space around the pool meant that our children could have a good run around and play safely. The pool was regularly cleaned and surronded by plenty of high quality garden furniture. Giovanni was very helpful in arranging a vinyard tour and answering the various queries we had about the area. A very reasonably priced holiday base that I would not hesitate to recommend.

Stuart, USA: Villa La Capannina

Excellent agriturismo: very nicely set up two-bedroom two-bath apartments. Very private, lovely, well furnished. It is not a hotel, don't expect too much staff support. Be sure to visit the Bar Bagnoli, the best coffee bar in Tuscany across the street and down the road a bit.

Anonymous, Hungary: Villa La Capannina

My partner and I stayed here for the first week of July with another couple. From the outside the apartment looks attractive and we were not disappointed once inside. The apartment was great, very spacious and well decorated (we stayed in the Aia apartment), with everything you could need. The kitchen was well equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, filter coffee machine, fridge freezer and plenty of glasses, plates etc. The apartment was lovely and cool - thanks to the air conditioning and also having thick stone walls, which also helped. Upstairs there were 2 large bedrooms, both made up as doubles, each with an ensuite bathroom. One of the bathrooms had a number of ants, which I understand is common in the Tuscan countryside - however, we were provided with some spray, and the problem quickly went away. Outside, we had quite a lot of sitting area and a BBQ. We had a shared swimming pool, which was generally fairly quiet and as it was very hot, a nice temperature to dip into! Location - we travelled quite a lot around the area, as we had a car. However, the best way into Florence is certainly by bus - we found out everything we needed to know from the tourist information in the town. I would recommend this villa without hesitation and would like to return myself.

Darya, Riga: Villa Rovezzano

The best place I've ever stayed. Thanks a lot for the opportunity to be with you, villa Rovezzano!

Jake Holst, Denver Co.: Villa Ulivi

Villa Ulivi is beautiful! They provided us with airport pick-up which is great because if it's your first time in Italy it's nice to have this service. the little town of Lucignano ( not easy to pronounce ) is really nice! Great restaurants!! Marco, the son of the owners provides tours around tuscany, we visited 4 small towns near by including Siena , Cortona and Montepulciano and they were fantastic villages all with amazing views ! We had a wonderful stay, the pool was amazing and our kids loved it!! they would stay with their grandparents as we toured Tuscany. We'll be back soon! Jake and Heather

Diana, USA: Villa Tavarnelle

The Villa was picturesque, beautifully furnished and clean. The views and the pool were amazing. Bernie and Francesca were very friendly and helpful.

Fernando, USA: Villa Tavarnelle

Delicious weeks under the sun! The villa was even more beautiful than what we had imagined. The views and the garden added a lot to our welbeing there!

Virgina, UK: Villa Tavarnelle

Beautiful Villa & Wonderful People! The villa was absolutely beautiful! Everything was great and the people there were incredible. We rented the villa for our wedding. Ten couples attended and everyone loved it there. The staff at the villa were nice and very helpful.

Hazel, USA: Villa Tavarnelle

Villa Tavarnelle was perfect for our Gourmet Club of 16 adults. The location of Villa Tavarnelle meant we could enjoy the peace and beauty of the Tuscan hills and be close to Fierenze and Sienna for sight-seeing. Taverenelle was an easy walk and proved to be typical of any little Tuscan town. This meant that we could enjoy shopping, restaurants and a pleasant walk without using our cars. Tourist information provided us with hiking trail information which many of us happily used. Our on-site manager , Franchesca, was invaluable as an interrupter and source of useful information. The villa itself was beyond the expectations of all of us: beautiful pool, flowers, removed from the noise of traffic, exceptional views from all windows, accomodating rooms and bathrooms and well equipped kitchen facilities. Our welcoming meal was well worth the reservation and a wonderful start to an memorable vacation. I would not hesitate to rent on another occasion. Many thanks!

Andrew and Julie, NZ: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Wow! A relaxing well appointed holiday home. This is central rural position 6km from Torrita di Siena makes it easy to enjoy beautiful Tuscany. With easy day trips with a car to Seina, Arezzo, Cortona, Castiglione del Lago or Firenze to name a few. Quiet, comfortable with a very suitable kitchen facilities, all helping to make a very relaxing home base in the middle of the wine area. A good map and GPS navigation system is a must to find your way in this amazing countryside.

Ian, UK: Villa Siena

Dear "In Tuscany" Croci and Lazzari, Thank you for your enquiry. We had an excellent holiday based at the Villa Siena. The Villa was perfect for our large family with very good facilities, lovely rooms, good bathrooms, beautiful grounds and very good swimming pool. The cooks and food were first class. The owner and her son Jacopo were very attentive to every request, and made our stay very enjoyable. They are lovely people. There are no bad things to say. All the family agree. We had all ages from two small babies to three over 70s, and we all think the Villa is perfect for this sort of holiday. Thank you for arranging it. Best wishes,

Jody and family, USA: Villa Angela

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Angela! The home was comfortable and the kids enjoyed the pool! We hope to come back and stay in the Villa again in the future! Thank you.

Janak, UAE: Podere Torricella

We had a wonderful time at the farm. The owner met with us and personally showed us the beautiful rooms and property. The kids had a ball of a time. The pool, table tennis was a big plus. The location of the property could not be better. It overlooks the vineyards at the top of the hill and had a fantastic view. We would sit till late every day in the open overlooking the greenery around and the rolling hills getting drunk on the various Tuscan wines available in plenty and at a very reasonable price. The rooms, bathrooms, kitchen etc was 5* quality. We wished we had spent a few days more.! Will definitely visit again in the future. Only advice is that you must carry insect/mosquito repellent with you. Thanks again!

Edwina, USA: Podere Torricella

Just to let you know we had a very enjoyable stay at Podere Torricella. The gentleman who helped us there (father of Christiano who runs it) was very polite and helpful, a true gentleman. It was well signposted and easy to find by car with the directions given. Accommodation was clean and tidy and pretty much as we had expected. We were happy with the location and with the help of owners were able to catch bus to Florence for the day with ease. They gave plenty of directions as to where to shop for food. The restaurant attached to the the farm and accommodation was very good, had a lovely ambiance and very good food. We had some trouble locating accommodation that suited our needs for this particular time of year, which was one reason that we chose this property. We required two double bedrooms with two bathrooms, only four nights and of course in November as well. Podere Torricella gave us all this, the only hesitation being that the second bathroom was very small, Other than this, we were very pleased with our choice. Thank you for your help in booking this property, we had a faultless holiday in Italy (and Spain) with perfect weather!!

Maria, USA: Podere Torricella

Dear Manola, We safely made it back to Seattle, Washington late last night after an hour delayed flight in Philadelphia connecting to our Seattle flight. It was definitely a long journey home but through it all, we felt it was all worth it. Podere Torricella is definitely the place to be if ever we're in Tuscany again. We absolutely enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, the greens around the villa and the spectacular view of the mountains and fields we saw from the pool and the unit we were in. You were so helpful in every possible way and we are truly grateful for that. I have one suggestion though, perhaps there will be a much better mattress in the master bedroom (double bed) next time. We could really feel the spring on the one we had in our unit and it made sleeping a little tougher at times. Well, I hope to see you again in the future and I will definitely recommend your place to friends and families who'll travel to Tuscany. Ciao!

Maryanna and Wesley, USA: Podere Torricella

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in Tuscany at Torricella. The apartment was spacious, clean and reasonably well equipped. We had some delightful neighbours and the entire atmosphere was warm and inviting. And the view! Gorgeous. The grounds were kept so tidy! They were just opening up the pool for the season so the water was a little cold for us but we did enjoy sitting in the sun watching the thick skinned children (our upstairs neighbours) play blissfully in the water. We had dinner in the restaurant on our last night and it was probably the best we had during our entire trip. Our host's and the pleasant young woman who worked in the office were all wonderful. Thanks so much for your help and for making the first week of our first visit to Italy so enjoyable. I know we'll return!

Helena, USA: Podere Torricella

Yes we did have a great trip! We had a wonderful stay at Torricella and we drove over 1000 kms within Tuscany during the week. Tuscany is heaven on earth. The apartment was perfect, and the little restaurant at Torricella serves excellent food (as most places in Italy). Our children also enjoyed the stay very much. They/we used the table tennis facilities every day, and they appreciated the Italian food and ice-cream very much. I got your website from an Italian colleague, and I will most certainly share it with anybody who is considering going to Italy. Thank you and Best regards, Helena with family!

Melodie, UK: Podere Torricella

For Torricella: We really enjoyed Torricella and found the owners to be very hospitable. We definitely recommend it and have told our friends how happy we were with our choice of lodging. Sincerely.

Stu, UK: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

We had an excellent stay, directions were fine and the place exceeded our expectations. Would have liked an ironing board and coffee mugs to supplement the cups so bought some and left them for the next visitors. Hope to be back next year!

Walter, Canada: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

We stayed for four weeks in apartment 1 at Borgo dei 7 Tigli. It was wonderful. We have been to Italy three times and this was an area that we wanted live and experience. Over the four weeks we shopped at the local markets, learned allot about wine grown around this area and feasted on the seasonal vegetables. The locals began to recognize us when we came into their shop and the open food markets became our main stay for food gathering. We visited all the surrounding small towns around this area and it is truly a wonderful introduction to rural Italian life. A car is a must. Cannot find this place without one and you cannot get anywhere without a car. The drivers there are crazy but we did not experience or see one accident. It is not for the faint of heart. Part of the charm of Italy. Our apartment had a full kitchen. The other units do not. Large enough to fit four people comfortably but we had only two during our stay. Very nicely decorated inside with an ensuite bathroom in one bedroom and a second bathroom down the hall. It also had a washing machine and dishwasher. Had to dry clothes on a rack outside which was not a problem. Beautiful brick and stone work interior. Could have stayed longer.

José, Nederland: Villa I Girasoli

Dear Manola, Thank you for your message. I returned last monday from Italy so after a fabulous week in "Villa I Girasoli" we all are home again. As you know, staying there with my familiy of children and grandchildren was my "sogno Toscano" and we enjoyed our week in the villa very much. We had no opportunity to meet Jacopo because, after his wedding, he and his bride were away for their "luna di miele" But we were given a great welcome by his parents who showed us the house and surroundings. We very much appreciated the big cake on the table on our arrival and the plate tiramisu on the last evening which was a welcome "dolce" after our last dinner. The villa is a dream to spend ones holidays. Every room decorated with great taste. The beautiful garden wonderful kept, to play in for the children and to sit and relax for us. The great views over the Chiana valley, the pool and surroundings. It all made our days. So too much to tell. We have wonderful pictures and even better memories. Certainly we will contact you when we will come to Tuscany another time and are very grateful for your professional help. "Complimenti!!" Would you please be so kind as to give our best regards to the family Menchichi and thank them again for their great hospitality. Thanks.

Ron, Marie and Geri, Lee, Canada: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

We had the pleasure of staying at your beautiful place in apt. 1. The four of us truly enjoyed our stay for 4 nights in Sept. 2011. We also want to thank Vanessa for all of her assistance in making our stay so pleasant and enjoyable. We had such a wonderful vacation and the location, facilities etc., was exceptional. We hope to come back again, as 4 days was not enough, possibly soon in the future. Many thanks

Anna, France: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Hi, we really appreciated our stay. It was really perfect. Very nice appartment, comfortable. We had no problems. Nice swimming pool. We will come back :) Thank you as well for your help with the arrangments for the extra person. I would recommend your site to my friens who would like to spend their holidays in Tuscany. Thansk again and we will maybe hear from each other next year :)

Wouter and Carine, Nederland: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Hallo, We had a very nice holiday at Borgo del 7 tigli! Nice people en location.

Eric, USA: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

We had a wonderful stay. Our apartment (No. 6 at Borgo di 7 Tigli) was cheerful, spacious, clean and well equipped. The surrounding property offered rewarding views of vineyards, grazing lands, fields and at least two distant hill towns (Montefollonico and Montepulciano) - I wish we had brought binoculars. Our apartment was in the country 5 km outside of the nearest town, which suited us well -- although we got a bit worn out getting around Montepulciano until we figured out the bus system, found a couple of hilltop parking lots and located the supermarket. This was our first visit to the Tuscan countryside. We found the scenery to be as beautiful as we had imagined, the towns to be fascinating to explore, and the people to be very friendly - I had never been offered a glass of wine at an Internet cafe at closing time before. However, until we got used to it, we were also a little surprised by how completely businesses shut down in the early to mid-afternoon and how the towns seemed to be bereft of local inhabitants during much of the day and early evening on Saturdays and Sundays. I wish that we had been able to stay for more than ten days.

Deborah, USA: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Hello, I had a wonderful time! The accommodations were great, close to many attractions and the beautiful countryside. The bed was very comfortable. It seemed other places I stayed in Italy the beds were hard and uncomfortable but the bed in the apt was very comfortable. I will definitely consider staying there again and will reccommend it to fellow travelers to Italy. Thanks again,

Rosario, Spain: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Dear Croci and Lazzari, Our time in tuscany, at the Borgo 7 Tigli aparttament was delicious. All was right: the localitation, the aparttament, the people, the neighbours... You have a precious land and for me and my family there wer an unforgetable hollidays. Thanks very much to Deanna who help me in all of my request, thanks to Alice, the contact person in Borgo 7 Tigli, who was very very kind. We love Tuscany. Thanks a lot!!!!

Dianne, Australia: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Thank you very much for our lovely apartment. We had a wonderful stay at Borgo dei Sette. The facilities were wonderful. Thanks again and I hope you’re having a good summer. Regards

Christina, Sweden: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Dear Manola e Paolo, after our week in Borgo dei 7 Tigli we are all very positive. The appartment was lovely, very clean, it had every utility you could need and the pool was even better than expected. The service from you agency as well as from the employee for the appartment all run very smooth without hassel. Hence, I have no hesitation to recommend the appartment or your agency in the future. Best regards

Lourdes, USA: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Dear Manola, Back in Miami I want to tell you that our holiday was truly amazing and it great part it was because of the beauty and quality of the property where we stayed. The place exceeded our expectations in every way. Our apartment was well appointed, with all the comforts we could expect and the surrounding areas were magnificent! We really made it our home and we hope to come back as soon as we can, and next time, we’ll stay longer. Many thanks for all your help in making this a wonderful holiday for me and my family! We will be very glad to recommend it to all our friends! Best Regards,

Annette, UK: Borgo dei Sette Tigli

Good Afternoon, Yes, we had a lovely holiday. We were very impressed with Tuscany and it's lovely people. The villa was very good, although there was a shortage of coathangers which we mentioned to Natasha and she brought us some more. We will definitely return but probably to explore a different area, perhaps around Lucca and its surounding countryside. We thought it would have been helpful if the villa contained some information on local markets, etc for the area. Of course the food and wine of Tuscany did help to make a perfect holiday. Thank you!

Marcelo Sousa, Brazil: Villa La Veduta

Dear Croci, good morning! we really enjoyed and had a great time. Cristina an Enzo hosted us very well. We hope visting Tuscany again. Best regards!

Emma, UK: Casale Bettolle

Hi Manola, Well what can I say, our stay at Il Casale was out of this world, the best ever!! Gianluca and his family made us feel so welcome and could not do enough to help. The villa is amazing and all our guests were outstanded by the quality and level of service we received. I would go back time and time again and cannot recommend Il Casale highly enough to anyone wishing to spend time there. We will definitely be returning! Thank you so much for finding this wonderful place for us xx Best Regards

Elizabeth, USA: Villa Il Portico

Hi Manola, We just returned from Italy and our week visit to Il Portico. We absolutely loved the villa and had a great time. The villa was exactly as you had described. Everything went very well and we had no unpleasant surprises. Loredana was great. She came by every day to work in the garden or to be available for questions, but was always discrete and never in the way. Also Gianmarco came through for us. As you know we had several airport/train transfers and he took care of everything perfectly. Thank you for all that you did to give us a perfect vacation. Congratulations for running such an excellent organization! You did a fine job for us. I will recommend you to our friends and acquaintances without hesitation. I also particularly appreciate your answering all my questions so quickly and professionally over the last few months. I wish you continued success with the business. We will surely contact you again. Sincerely,

Albert, USA: Villa Le Tolfe

Buon giorno Manola, We had an awesome time at Villa Le Tolfe! My entire family loved the villa, Siena, the location, and the pool! Jacopo is an excellent host, and a wonderful human being. I truly hope that we can go back in the not too distant future. I would unreservedly recommend Villa Le Tolfe!

Harriet, USA: Villa Le Tolfe

Dear Manola, Just want you to know that we adored Villa Le Tolfe, Jacopo and his father, the whole deal. I would love to write a recommendation for your website. Thanks for everything!

Lisa, USA: Villa Le Tolfe

Hi Manola, I rented Villa Le Tolfe for 3 weeks during the month of July and I had to write to you and thank you for all you assistance. The experience was terrific! The villa was wonderful and very well located. We really enjoyed being there. I would highly recommend the property to anyone. Thanks again and I am considering returning next year but traveling to the Northern part of Italy. Do you have any properties there? Thanks again!

Ken, UK: Villa Rovezzano

Ciao Manola, I'm sorry that it has taken so long to write to thank you for all the help you gave me for the stay at Villa Rovezzano. When I returned home my e-mail would not work and it has taken until now to repair the problem. All the eleven members of my family had an enjoyable holiday. The villa was just what we needed and Francesca was very kind and helpful. If it is possible, we would like to visit Tuscany again and I will then contact you to ask for your help with the arrangements. Thank you once again for your assistance and kindness. With best wishes.

Pam, USA: Casina di Coreglia

Hi Manola, I wanted to tell you what a wonderful time I had in Coregia. The house was absolutely perfect and I honestly could have moved in permanently. I loved the village and the people were so nice to me. I hope to return to Coreglia in the future. I miss it! All the best.

Elise, USA: Villa Le Colline

Hi Manola! Debbie just sent us the response you sent to her e-mail. Thank you so much - I will most definitely recommend your company and you personally to all my friends and family. And we do hope to return before too long - it was so much fun! We didn't want to leave. We all feel the same if you visit California - we would love to see you and show you around where we live - it is very different from your country but it is nice where we are too! So please look us up if you do come! Many many thanks!!

Michelle, USA: Podere Sant'Albino

Manola,  I am Ken Barrea’s sister, and I am very sorry that I did not meet you while we were in Italy. But I did want to tell you what a wonderful time we had in Sant Albino at Podere Sant'Albino!  I was able to be there for only 2 ½ weeks, but it was an amazing time. Podere Sant'Albino was the perfect villa for our family – just the right size and location. The villa was beautiful, and Silvia, Maurizo, and Paola were the perfect hosts. They had signs on each of our doors when we arrived, and they had purchased food and flowers for us before arrived. Maurizo and his assistant prepared dinner for our entire family to celebrate our son’s 18th birthday, and it was a delicious feast. We were glad to be near a small town, while still being in a very private location. We were also glad to be so close to the wonderful town of Montepulciano, as well as to Chiusi, for easy train access. Ken could not have found a better villa for our family. The highlight of our trip to Italy was our trip to Tufara, and that trip would not have happened without you and all of your hard work and special efforts. Not only did you make wonderful arrangements for our bus trip, but you truly went above and beyond in making all the calls to locate our cousins in Tufara. It was an unbelievable day, and one that none of us will ever forget. Without your efforts, we would have never met our family. I think Ken has sent you pictures of our dad’s cousins waiting for us in the town square when we arrived – it was an amazing sight. We had a wonderful wonderful day in Tufara – meeting our huge Italian family, seeing where our grandfather lived and the church where our grandparents were married, and having a delicious meal with all of our family. We all cried when we left. I also want to let you know what a fabulous driver and guide Giuseppe was – our trip would not have been as wonderful without him. Thank you so much for all you did to make our trip to Italy truly a once in a lifetime experience – I am so glad that Ken found you and!

Ken, USA: Podere Sant'Albino

Manola, well, we arrived home safely, but haven't adjusted to being back to "normal life" yet...still wish we were over there on vacation! We just wanted to thank you again for all of your help. Podere Sant'Albino was beautiful and perfectly located. We made many friends in San Albino (the Cannetiello family from "The Saloon" and Luana from the little grocery store at the bottom of the hill). This trip was truly a once in a life time opportunity and without a doubt, the best part was the day spent in Tufara. We can't thank you enough for helping find our relatives there. They were all at the town square waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a tour that we will never forget. Having my father see the house that his family lived in was truly magical. Hopefully, we created family bonds that will continue to grow and last forever. Also, the bus and driver worked out excellent. His patience and humor was a perfect mix for us and by the end of the 2 days I think we could consider him one of our other long distance "cousins". Could you please send me his name and company or somehow to contact them? He introduced himself as "Joseph", but I never got his last name nor his "real italian" first name. I want to make sure that he and his company realize how much fun we had and that he was a big part of that! I am including a few pictures from our time in Tufara (I took almost 2000 pictures during the 30 days, but I wont bore you with them all!!). Hopefully some of us will make it back to Italy to continue filly up the photo album! Aqain, thank you very very much or should I say Grazie Mille for everything!!

Ken, USA: Castello del Chianti

Manola, our family had a great stay at Castello del Chianti. It is a perfect place for family vacation. The surrounding is so beautiful and the place is peaceful. Maria is an exquisite chef, we have many good meals with her cooking. People at the property are nice and most helpful. We surely will consider the villa again when we return. Thank you for your assistance in arranging this.

Jim, USA: Castello del Chianti

Trip was great! Everything about the villa was perfect. I am sending you some new clients. Thanks agaian!

Annette, Denmark: Villa Angela

Hi, we had a wonderful week in Villa Niccolai. It is a really nice house, well equipped and comfortably furnished. Perfectly situated for excursions to Lucca, Florence, Pisa and Vinci, nice dinners in the villa and a few visits to the pool. All in all a fantastic week. We will surely be back. Kind regards,

Giora, Israel: Villa Angela

Dear Manola, Happy to write to you at the end of a wonderful week at Villa Nicollai. As always your recommendations are excellent and we want to thank you a lot . The location the garden the rooms and every detail inside and above all Angela and her family who are real angels and took care with so much love on any request to let us have such a good expirience on our stay. Manola you are great and I am so happy to reccomend your website and your name to many of my friends. Thank you so much and "see you" on our next vacation in Italy. Best regards,

Sara, USA: Villa Angela

Dear Angela, thank you so much for letting us use your wonderfull villa. It's a magnificient spot from which we enjoied Tuscany very much. We hope we can get back here soon!

Hans, Nederland: Villa Angela

Dear Manola, It is about two months now since our family stayed in Villa Nicolai and I still owe you a note to say that the whole family had a wonderful week in that villa. All was perfect, very well maintained and very comfortable. We had little contact with the owner-family, but when we met they were most helpful and forthcoming. Also on behalf of my wife and children I wish to thank you for the services you have provided. We will not hesitate to recommend your agency or the villa to friends when the occasion arises. With kind regards!

Bob, Lynn and Michel, USA: Villa Angela

We have had a wonderful week in your beautiful villa. What a treat it has been to walk through the grape vines and stroll the grounds that are so manicured. Your website photos do not do the villa nor the grounds justice. We will have memories of this place for many years to come. We hope to return some day! Lorenzo and Mercedes thank you for all of your help and hospitality. You made us feel like we were at home. We even played some bocce, we left these here for your next visitors. It was fun! The meal the first night was excellent!

Elisabeth, France: Villa Maria

Hi Manola, I rented the villa Antica Sosta with my friends, through your company, last spring and it was a delightful experience from beginning to end. Thank you so much!

Jim, USA: Villa Salvini

Hi Manola, I just wanted to drop you and your colleagues a quick note to say we had an absolutely wonderful time. The villa was spectacular, as was the dinner. Thanks so much!

David, UK: Villa Valentina

Manola, I am writing to say what a wonderful holiday we spent in Iano. The location is the perfect combination of seclusion and convenience with a couple of restaurants and the mini-market so close. The villa itself was first class, of high quality and cleanliness. Everything we needed for the seven of us including 'la piccola' as Emily was called by Manuela. A special word of thanks to Manuela for looking after us so well, she really made us so welcome - and we will miss her. We would be very happy to go there again in the future. Kind regards.

Sam, USA: Villa Valentina

Dear Manola, Just a note to let you know we had a great time at the Villa Valentina. In the 10+ year we have been renting houses in Italy, France and Spain we have not seen such a well kept home and hospitality. Manuela has been a wonderful host, she welcomed us with warmth and attention, made sure all was well for us and attended to any request or need. The house is well situated, clean and all amenities are well appointed. The pool is in a great (well kept) garden setting, numerous lounge chairs and table setting for meals. There are outdoor wood stoves as well and the property is surrounded in vineyards. All in all we recommend this property very highly. Best regards.

Joanne, USA: Villa La Veduta

Manola - Yes, sadly, we have returned from Italy. If only vacations would last forever! Thank you so much for arranging for our wine and tour with Andre and John Marco (?). They were wonderful! As for a review of the property, please feel free to publish all or any of the below comments: Upon arrival to the top of our very own Tuscan hill, we were greeted by the owners, Enzo and Christina, standing before a beautiful villa. We could not believe this was to be our home for the next week. The views from this property were better than any we saw in our travels. The bedrooms were all spacious; bathrooms all updated; the kitchen was fantastic. But nothing could compare to the covered terrace (steps from the kitchen and dining room) and pool area below where we spent all of our waking moments. The pictures on your website cannot do justice to the majesty of the views before us every day. It was like a dream. Enzo and Christina are lovely and so welcoming and treated us like members of their family. The location, just a few miles from the Certaldo train station, made travelling around the Tuscan region so easy, although the drive up the hill to our villa at night was more than a little scary for those of us not so familiar with manual transmission automobiles. The town itself provided us with all the basic amenities, like fuel for our cars and wine and groceries at the local COOP store. We would highly recommend this property to any large group travelling together and would highly recommend your services as well. Thank you again for all your assistance in the planning of this fantastic week!

Eldad, USA: Villa La Veduta

The week we had at the Villa was great, the location and the sights are wonderful. The Villa itself is spacious and you feel right at home. Annica took wonderful care of us, and her suggestions where to go and where to eat were great. I wish we could have stayed longer, we'll be back!

Love Dawn and James, USA: Villa La Veduta

Dear Annica, We would like to say a big thankyou for all the hard work that you did for our wedding. The meal you prepared for us was outstanding and the garden and dining table looked lovely when we arrived back from the wedding ceremony. The villa itself is beautiful and we are all still talking about how breathtaking the views are. Every single one of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return one day. No matter how many times we rang you for advice, nothing was too much trouble for you. Please also thank Franco for the very tasty wine that he gave us, it was very much appreciated. Once again, thank you for everything.

Rita & Russ, UK: Casa Oliveto

Just a quick note to let you know how incredibly wonderful our Tuscan holiday was at Villa nell'Oliveto this past month. Kathy and Eric were simply amazing hosts and our accommodations were outstanding. All three of us couples who traveled and stayed together were so impressed with the beauty and serenity that is ever present at this villa in Castelmuzio and how friendly people were in this small village in general. It was perfectly positioned for all of our day-trips around this beautiful region and we would recommend it highly to anyone wanting the ideal get away vacation in the gorgeous Tuscany countryside.

Pippa, Mel & Francesca, UK: Casa Oliveto

Thank you for a fabulous week. Villa nell'Oliveto was all I had imagined & we were able to relax with Francesca, at 17 months, exploring the secret but safe garden & pool. We both adored the area & its wild landscape. It has an authenticity which is hard to find. See you again soon.

Serquin & Askevis, France: Casa Oliveto

We spent two wonderful weeks Villa nell'Oliveto. The weather, the food, the wine, the swimming pool, the duomos, the landscape, the lovely villages.......everything was perfect. Special thanks to Eric & Kathy for their kindness, precious advice & delicious oil [& the welcome basket!].

Churchill, USA: Casa Oliveto

You never know what you are going to get when booking a house from afar. Sometimes the pictures are deceiving & it's not nearly as nice as shown. However, in the case of Casa Oliveto it is even more beautiful than the pictures! The house became our home away from home & we found that it has one of the most stunning views in all of Tuscany. Thank you so much for your generous hospitality. We enjoyed every minute of it.

Powell, Bennett & McDowell, UK: Casa Oliveto

The kindness of our hosts, Eric & Kathy. The fabulous villa & fantastic views. The village of Castelmuzio - friendly & welcoming. The lovely pool & local villages. The lovely pastas & pizzas. The lovely hammock next to the rock table [Maizie Bennett]...... We had a wonderful time - & hope to be back!

Jen & Joe, USA: Casa Oliveto

Manola, I did not get a chance to sign Kathy and Eric’s guestbook before we left the villa so I am hoping you can pass my comments on to them as well as add to your site’s testimonials… We had a wonderful vacation at villa nell’Oliveto. It was a perfect property for our group, which included 3 small children (ages 4, 2, and 8 months). The property was almost all fenced in with a very secure, tall gate/fence around the pool making it one of the few vacation rentals where the kids could walk freely and safely around the gorgeous property. The views were stunning, Castlemuzio charming (with its own small playground, again great for the kids) and literally right out the door (though while on the villa’s grounds, you feel totally secluded). Kathy and Eric were terrific, providing a welcome basket that got us easily through the first day or two, without worries about finding food. The house was lovely, all the beds very comfortable, and there was clearly an eye toward outdoor enjoyment, with ample tables, chairs, loungers, a hammock, etc. We hope to go back someday – can’t stop thinking about it – so peaceful and idyllic, as one other poster rightly described it! Also, wanted to thank you and your team for all your help with our vacation, patiently answering all questions, booking our car rentals, etc. We have already recommended to friends planning to travel to Italy next year and will continue to do so! Thank you.

Saira & Donnie, UK: Casa Oliveto

Dearest Eric & Kathy, We simply adore Villa nell'Oliveto & Castelmuzio! The setting idyllic, the villa perfect, the pool divine [perhaps not when we first arrived....ooh chilly], the people charming... all in all a perfect 2 weeks. Thank you for the welcome basket, for organising the cooking classes with Agnetta & for your warmth & hospitality... & the sublime olive oil. We hope to be back. With thanks & fond wishes.